The Fractured But Whole is a whole different game compared to the previous game (The Stick of Truth). It goes a lot more in detail with the characters you can play, with the social media aspect used to further enhance the story and progress.
The combat has become more detailed from The Stick of Truth, which was decent, but very stoic and static. The new combat system allows for more rapid and fluid battles, while the puzzles within the game have become more accessible, but also more difficult (if you wish to adjust the settings). The game is very detailed and in-depth which is at total odds to South Park generally – given how its sense of humour is often very shallow and in your face.
Although it may seem that The Fractured But Whole is an evolution and that the RPG details are far more advanced, in essence, it’s not. If you’re hoping for even more crude humour and more “oh no, they didn’t” moments, prepare to be a little disappointed.
While the fart jokes ceased to be funny very early on in The Stick of Truth, it’s more of that in this new game. You can also expect some cutscenes, like going to Mr. Mackey’s office to talk about your behaviour, characteristics, and looks, to be abominable. In the end though, if you’re a degenerate just like myself, you will find this game enjoyable if you played the first one.
Despite this, this is South Park and it still does make us all laugh, alongside how deep the RPG elements are this game just about made it onto the ETNL GotY list for these reasons.
This game became #1 2 on the ETNL Game of the Year 2018 list!
Check ETNL.co.uk for the full result!
“PLEASE STAY AROUND FOR ME, WILL YOU?"
Those are words our protagonist Quinn has said. Being a therapist who didn’t care for patients, Quinn is lying in bed. He gets hit in the middle of the night on the head. Soon after, he wakes up in a pitch black room with only a computer there. His only contact; you! You are the one to guide Quinn through 24 chapters of puzzles and mysteries. In the meantime, you need to make sure he doesn’t lose himself. The Appnormals Team from Spain created this amazing game and I’ll tell you why it’s just that.
The first thing Quinn does is get behind the computer and finds a chat partner. That partner is you. You are the one to help Quinn make decisions throughout the game. Only, you have to keep several things in mind during the game. Quinn’s emotions need to be kept in check as they will affect his mood, as well as his behaviour to a point that he might self-harm. The time away from the game is also not a good thing. The longer you stay away, the more effect it has on Quinn. The game developers have mentioned the game needs completion in three or four sessions. If you don’t do so, the problem might be that Quinn is not alive anymore when you return – heavy stuff.
Graphics Are Basic, Music Is Excellent
The graphics are pretty basic in STAY, but that is not a bad thing. The main focus of the game lies within the decision-making, therefore you don’t really mind the graphics.
Want to read more of my review? Go to http://www.etnl.co.uk/stay-review/
The Unavowed. A secret group of superhumans protecting the world from all evil. Ranging from fire mages to genies to dragons, they have never made a vow to live their life for bad or for good. They are the “wall against darkness.”
Unavowed is a point-and-click adventure game created by Wadjet Eye Games with lead creator Dave Gilbert, which will allow you to make a lot of choices, depending on what you pick during these various choices you will have a different ending. In the meantime, you listen to the story, ask the questions, and solve puzzles all at the same time. You need the patience to follow through on this game.
Straight up when you start the new game, you get bombarded with a series of questions, about gender, job, and your name. This, after you find yourself on a rooftop being held by an unknown being in the shadows, being told by another man that you are possessed by a demon. Feeling excited already? Great, keep it up!
Every Role You Take
You can be an actor, policeman, or a bartender. Based on your choice, the first case will be set out for you. In my case, I chose to be the actor.
Want to read the full review? Visit: www.etnl.co.uk/unavowed-review/
The Black Death sounds horrifying… and it is! Also known as the bubonic plague, this disease in the medieval centuries caused havoc, terror, and most of all death – with an estimate of 75 to 100 million deaths across Europe. That sounds really scary and now that experience is yours to share!
Small Impact Games & Syrin Studios have developed a game revolving all around this deadly disease for you to stay seated and try to keep yourself alive in these ages.
Before I get into all of how I feel about this game, I have to tell you that this is written when the game was in v0.34 Early Access. Developers chose to release the game this early:
“WE HAVE BROUGHT THE BLACK DEATH TO THE EARLY ACCESS COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE WANT PLAYERS TO JOIN US IN SHAPING THIS NEW MEDIEVAL ROLE-PLAYING EXPERIENCE THAT OFFERS A UNIQUE TAKE ON SURVIVAL. AS A MULTIPLAYER GAME, CONTINUOUS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK IS VITAL FOR US TO ENHANCE AND EVOLVE THE STRONG FOUNDATIONS THAT WE HAVE BUILT. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED. THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO TAKE PART IN THE EARLY ACCESS SCHEME SHOULD EXPECT BUGS AND POTENTIALLY GAME-BREAKING ISSUES BUT CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A DRAMATIC AND RAPIDLY EVOLVING SIMULATION OF MEDIEVAL LIFE.”
Bold words, but let’s take a look at whether they actually are delivering on those promises!
Want to read the full review? Visit: www.etnl.co.uk/the-black-death-preview/